Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. How did Bob Marley feel about the African people during the concert for Independence Day in Zimbabwe?

During the Independence Day Concert in Zimbabwe, Bob Marley became disillusioned with the people of Africa. He lost some of his grand view of these people after witnessing the beating of excited fans by the country's own police force.

2. Who was Marcus Garvey, and why was he famous?

Marcus Garvey, a master of manipulating the media, helped bring Rastafarianism and pro-Africa sentiments to the Islands. He stated in 1914, "Look to Africa, for the crowning of a black king; he shall be the redeemer" which generated his fame even further.

3. What was the connection between Haile Selassie and Rastafarianism?

Haile Selassie, the king of Ethiopia, was revered as a prophet and spiritual leader in the Rastafarian tradition. Jamaican Rastafarians, in an overwhelming show of reverence and support, surrounded his plane on the tarmac in 1966.

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